Being a blogger, most of us, feeds on advertisements only. Advertisements acts like food for bloggers. If we don’t eat, we will die. But, for so me reasons, visitor to our blog installs AdBlock or any equivalent extension on browser to get rid of Ads on any blog.
The following activity may be relaxing on the user’s side but this is not a good approach as reader should support the blog the way blogger asks.
We don’t need any other thing from the side of user and provides valuable information free of cost except showing few units of ads to help run our blog.
Having blocked ads your ads on users’ side will take down your revenue as ads would not be delivered. Hence, no income.
What is AdBlock?
AdBlock is simply a program which allows user to block ads on any website. Thus increasing user experience but decreasing blogger’s interest L. It detects ads on any site and block the scripts to load further on the browser. In fact, most of the browser now comes with this feature of blocking ads by default.
Well, in order to make readers happy, we can accept users’ choice and learn to live without it. Next, we may appeal users to enable ads whenever he visits our blog or list our blog in White List. Or, we make warn readers to enable ads anyhow to continue using our blog. You will not want to do it. J
Reasons why user is compelled to install AdBlock like extensions:-
We can’t blame users completely for blocking ads. We also play an equivalent role in making users to install ad blocker on browser. There are quite lot of examples of websites which prove themselves that these are made for irritating readers only.
Websites like Jagran.com, are full of ads. Even, when one visits site to read news, he instead of reading news, watches ads everywhere. The amount of ads on such sites is huge that one really feels to install AdBlock.
To tell you the truth, I also personally use AdBlock to deal with such sites. Being a member of blogger’s family, I always keep it disabled. Whenever, I feel compelled to enable it, I use it. But, for your information, I have no faith in using it and always keep it disabled.
Display Warning Message on Readers’ Window:-
You can install Ad Blocking Detector from WordPress dashboard. If you don’t know how to install and activate WordPress plugin, click here. After activation, the plugin will add a new menu item labelled ‘Ad Blocking’ in WordPress dashboard. You need to click on it to configure the plugin’s settings.
You can either simply edit the already built shortcode or can create your own. On the editorial screen, you got two options to display different messages.
In the first option you will get option to display message to thank user for not installing any AdBlocker.
In the next option, you can choose what warning message to show to user if he has AdBlock installed.
The WordPress AdBlocking detector plugin comes with basic auto-styling enabled. If you face any problem then you can simply choose option, “No. Disable it.” for both options.
Click on Save Shortcode.
Next, thing which you need to do is to add it to your theme. Move to Appearance> Widgets. This plugin provides an in-built widget of Ad Blocking Detector. Simply drag and drop the widget where ever you want to display the message. Click Save.
White/Black List any blog on AdBlock to allow/block ads:-
Well, one may keep it disabled all the time and enable it whenever there is huge need of it. But, if you really support community of bloggers, you can also White List any blog’s URL.
Or, if you are sick of any particular blog for its ads then you can also Black List any particular site to block ads. Other sites then this will display ads except this one.
If you are using AdBlock extension, then you can Black List or White List any blog for exceptional cases.
- Install AdBlock if not installed.
- Fill up the URL in Address Bar – chrome://extensions/
- Look for AdBlock and click on options.
- Click on customize.
- Here you will find two options:-
- Show ads on a webpage or domain
- Show ads everywhere except for these domains…
- Click on any one option you want to use and fill up the URL of the website.
Things will be done immediately. Save the changes.
White List – Adding site in first option will allow you to show ads on these sites only. Ads on other sites will be blocked on automatically except these.
Black List – Adding sites in second option will allow to block ads on particular site. Other sites will display ads except these sites.
Well, blocking ads on any site is not a good practice but when things become more complicated and compelling then we should take required steps.
Whether you are a blogger or not, support the person who is working hard to provide you his best efforts. The only thing we want is your little support.
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